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figure and ground

the living room chairs are covered now
with new flowered cloth
you never saw
on the bed where we lay
close enough to dream each other's dreams
are sheets you never slept on
I dream of you
as the landscape shifts
an atom at a time
around this body that still feels your touch
on this skin I continue to wear

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